KO-OMOTE   

        小面,  ,  represents a young beautiful  woman  from the  Heian period.

 

        “Ko” means  youth and beauty and “Omote”  means  face.  But  ko-omote means literally  “narrow face”.  De ko-omote belongs to the Onna-men

(Women).  The mask was very early a part of

the Noh repertoire, mainly because there were a

lot of female characters. Various variations have emerged  from this mask. The ko-omote shows a

certain level of sensuality according to the color

and cut of the mask.,  represents a young

beautiful  woman  from the  Heian period.

 

               

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